All summer I have been hand stitching bits and pieces while enjoying the back yard. I have been wondering just what to make of them but I have enjoyed the stitching and simple doing immensely.
I started this, when I took my last trip to London to see my daughter. Instead of simply writing and photographing I decided I would also stitch. I was going to wax eloquent about how I'd already showed you some of those pieces but Chuckle I'm getting ahead of myself. I haven't shown them to you. And I find myself now with a finished piece and the vacation bits will have to show up later, perhaps, after I put them into a larger work.
This is what I have been doing since I last wrote. I had done all of the stitching I thought looked good and I liked the pieces in general but my brain always asks ... so what now!
This time I went into my studio and extra pieces lying around simply found their way into my hands and arranged under and over and buttons were rummaged and papers were added to the background... Two of my favourites, a bark paper, and an embossed green and gold swirlly one. It all pleased me then I wondered how I was going to get it all joined. I punched some large X's and with some pearl cotton laced the papers together then also fastened the cloth bits to the paper. I have still to figure out a hanger on the back but I have some ideas. And I'm liking it, calling it" tones of the city".
After I pressed it flat I noticed that the embossed paper had created its pattern onto the front silk piece, just under the buttons. It is a little hard to photograph but I think you can make out this happy accident.